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Gongura and Firm Tofu Curry

This is a delicious and super nutritious recipe made with Gongura leaves and firm tofu. It is a easy and quick recipe to add sorrel greens and tofu to your meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Diabetic, Hindu, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: gongura
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nidhi Bansal
Cost: $5


  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Heavy Bottom Pan


  • 400 g Firm Tofu
  • 200 g Fresh Gongura Leaves
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • inch Fresh ginger root
  • 1 Dried Red Chili optional or sprinkle Black Pepper after cooking
  • 1 Dried Bayleaf
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Clove
  • 2 tbsp Pure Oil for Cooking Ghee, Mustard Oil, Olive Oil, or Peanut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour optional if you wan to make the curry creamier
  • tsp Turmeric Powder
  • tsp Coriander Seeds Powder optional
  • tsp Cumin Seeds Powder
  • 1 pinch Asafetida or Hing
  • tsp Rock Salt To Taste


Preparing the Gongura Leaves

  • Wash the gongura twigs and separate the leaves from the stem.
  • Now coarsely cut the leaves and put them in a pan with 2 tbsp water.
  • Heat the pan and let the leaves steam till they wilt off - about 5-7 mins.
  • Close the heat. Let the leaves cool down.
  • Now put them in a blender to make fine puree. Keep aside.

Preparing Tofu and other veggies

  • Pound ginger and garlic into fine pieces.
  • Finely chop the onion and keep aside.
  • Wash the tofu and press it a little to separate all water. Now cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes. Keep aside.
  • Ina separate bowl, mix corn flour in 3 tbsp normal water and keep aside.

Cooking the curry

  • Heat the pan and put oil in it.
  • Increase the heat and add tofu to it. Let the tofu be fried well on all sides by turning as required. Close heat and keep aside.
  • Now heat the same pan again. There will be residual oil to be used for frying onion and garlic. If not, add some more.
  • Once oil is slightly hot, add Asafetida, dried red chili, bayleaf, clove, and star anise. Stir for few seconds.
  • Now add pounded ginger and garlic and onion. Stir till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, and coriander seeds powder. Mix well for few more seconds.
  • Now add corn flour, fried tofu, and gongura puree. Mix well and let it cook for another few minutes.
  • Serve with rice or chapati. Enjoy!